“Health is a treasure. Of all temporal possessions it is the most precious.”

The work of health reform is the Lord’s means for lessening suffering in our world and for purifying His church.  -  Ellen. G. White


“To keep the body in a healthy condition, in order that all parts of the living machinery may act harmoniously, should be a study of our life. The children of God cannot glorify Him with sickly bodies or dwarfed minds.”


“Animals are becoming more and more diseased, and it will not be long until animal food will be discarded by many.”


We believe our body is the temple of God and as such we have a special responsibility to protect and care for our bodies. The promotion of good health and a healthy lifestyle should be an integral part of health conscious Christians. We as individuals should be committed to pursuing Christ's mission in restoring the image of God in man. “To make man whole” should be the primary objective. 

The work of health reform is the Lord’s means for lessening suffering in our world and for purifying His church.  -  Ellen. G. White

Your Health is your Wealth.

We believe in a “ministry of healing” by which people can be restored to wholeness. Reflecting on the life of Christ, the apostle Luke wrote that “Jesus increased in wisdom, in stature, and in favor with God and man” (Luke 2:52). Here we see the four dimensions of wholistic health: mental, physical, spiritual, and social. We believe in “whole-person care,” which addresses each of these dimensions.

We emphasize the prevention of disease and relief of suffering through simple lifestyle habits that correspond with the way God created us to live, and at the same time acknowledge the effectiveness of evidence-based therapy when disease has already occurred.

We believe that God is constantly working to heal people on the deepest level, and that His healing power is available to us today, giving us wholeness in our brokenness:

“He [God] is just as willing to heal the sick now as when He was personally on earth. Christ’s servants are His representatives, the channels for His working. He desires through them to exercise His healing power” (Ellen White, The Desire of Ages, p. 823).

The four foundational principles which guide our department’s philosophy and work are:

  1. Inspiration: We believe the Word of God is the very best guide to making wise choices in every area of life and health. Scripture speaks eloquently on a wide variety of health topics and reveals a loving God who wants to give His children life “more abundantly)” (John 10:10). We are also grateful for the amplification of Biblical health principles in the writings of Ellen G. White.

  2. Evidence: We operate under the conviction that God is the author of all true science. Therefore, we respect evidence-based health science which stands up to the rigors of careful examination and analysis according to accepted scientific principles. We believe this is vital in a world filled with misinformation and falsehood.

  3. Balance: Because we are wholistic beings, a balanced approach in life is essential to health. This involves avoiding harmful practices and using wisely and carefully even the best things in life. Even good things can be taken to excess. Therefore, we are deeply committed to physical, mental, social, and spiritual balance to support health, happiness, and healing.

  4. Relationships: Social and spiritual support are essential to health and human flourishing. Cultivating positive relationships with God, family members, friends, and community members will play a significant role in our personal health, productivity, and ability to help others.

In summary, we want to be used by God to share His healing love with others. Jesus put it best when He said:

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)

We hope this website blesses you in your journey toward abundant life and health.




Peter N. Landless., M.B., B.Ch., M.Med., FCP(SA), FACC, FASNC
Director, General Conference Adventist Health Ministries

In December 2019, a new and aggressive form of respiratory infection was discovered in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, and recently been named COVID–19. The virus is a corona virus
and of the same family as the virus that caused the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)
epidemic in 2002-3.


Transmission occurs through droplet spread when infected people cough or sneeze and gains
access to the body through the respiratory tract (lungs). The symptoms include fever, cough,
muscle pain, shortness of breath and fatigue; some patients may have diarrhea, and others very
mild to no symptoms at all.Progression of the disease may lead to a severe pneumonia with
lung tissue destruction and death.There has been spread outside of China, and there is no way
of predicting how widespread and severe this outbreak may yet become. Many countries have
placed measures in place to contain the spread including making this a quarantinable disease.
The period when an individual may be infectious is between 2 and 14 days. The time period for
quarantine (isolation from others) is 2 weeks.


There is no vaccine as yet, and the treatment is symptomatic. There arepresentlyno known
COVID-19antiviral medications. The production of a vaccine althoughpriority, may take up to a
year toproveefficacy and safety. Reliable monitoring sources have observed that those who
have not had immunization against influenza seem to have more severe symptoms and worse
outcomes. It is difficult to accurately assess the death rate from COVID-19 as notevery case has
been reported, but is presently estimated at 2%.


Please practice the standard universal precautions as we always should:


* Frequently clean hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub


* Coughing and sneezing etiquette:Sneeze into the folded arm; cover your cough. Take
masks with you when traveling. Should you encounter situations where people cough
and sneeze and are in close proximity, have no hesitation to use your mask (airports,
airplane cabin, lobbies, malls, student classes and other gatherings, etc.)


* Maintain social distancing –at least 3 feet or I meter between yourself and other
people. Avoid close contact with those who cough or are sniveling.


* Avoid touching/rubbing your eyes, nose and mouth.


* If you develop a cough and experience changes in your breathing, seek medical help
early and share your travel history with the health care provider.


* Avoid open markets and direct contact with animals/animal products.


* Careful food safety practices (well-cooked food, clean produce, pasteurized milk).


* Do not avoid the flu vaccine.


* Avoid travel to endemic areas; there is a WHO travel advisory against travel to China.


If you think you have been exposed by travel or contact with an affected individual, SEEK
ADVICE from your primary care physician!Be sure to disclose your travel history.There is global
awareness, and this is not the time to panic –rather to quietly trust in God.


For more information:


Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) –https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Advice for the public –https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Travel advice –https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/travel-advice

Proper handwashing technique –https://www.who.int/gpsc/clean_hands_protection/en/


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